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Program of Meetings and Special Events

Our monthly Program meetings take place October through May, the first Tuesday of the month (unless noted otherwise) beginning with refreshments at 6:30pm at the Historical Society. Please note the earlier start time. These programs are open to the public.



Holiday Open House
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December 2, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Join us for food, sociability & holiday cheer!

 
Fixing a Shadow: The Origins of Photography

January 6, 2015, 7:00pm

 

Presented in partnership with the Exeter Public Library, Martin Fox’s talk introduces the origins of photography & explores the first two decades of this art form, highlighting early methods, subjects, & critical reactions. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

 

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Exeter Architecture: A Tour
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February 3, 2015, 7:00pm

 

In her illustrated presentation, longtime Exeter resident & retired UNH Professor Joan Pratt will take us on a tour of downtown Exeter architecture, highlighting building features from colonial times to the present. 

 

To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members.

 
Theological Exeter: The History of Exeter Churches

March 3, 2015, 7:00pm 

 

In this illustrated talk, curator Barbara Rimkunas will trace the history of Exeter’s churches from Rev. John Wheelwright’s founding parish to modern times.

 

 

 

To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members.

 

 

 

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Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow
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April 7, 2015, 7:00pm

 

Living historian Sally Mummey portrays Mary Todd Lincoln as she muses on her life from her dreams as a girl to her years as First Lady during the Civil War. Mrs. Lincoln shares stories of her life with President Lincoln and the events of that evening in Ford’s Theatre when the assassin’s bullet not only changed the course of the nation but destroyed her life as well. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council

 
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